Cicim or floating weft brocade
This technique consists of weaving decorative yarns into a plain background as the kilim is being created.
“Kilim” is a Turkish word referring to the flat weaving technique or tapestry method. This carpet making method is different from the knotted stitch method (velvet look). Kilims are lighter-weight and more flexible.
KILIM or tapestry weaving
It’s one of the simplest, the most widespread and the most ancient weaving modes. This technique is based on warp yarns or threads (vertical yarns going lengthwise from one end of the kilim to the other) and colored weft yarns or threads (horizontal yarns that pass over and under the warp to form the motifs).
About the colors
Kilims from Anatolia (a Turkish region) are well known for their beauty and the diversity of their colors. The different colors come from plants or minerals. These colors were produced with traditional methods: by decoction, maceration and other processes.